Trip Start Dec 28, 2010
28Trip End Apr 01, 2011
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We got to the apartment, after another hour in a taxi, and went to find food!! A good old KFC again....can't beat it! My healthy eating has gone right out of the window - today I had a doughnut for breakfast!!
Bangkok Day 1
We eventually got back to the palace, which some of us were inappropriately dressed....and had to borrow some Thai lost property like clothing!! We did not look very glam....and were melting with all the bloody layers on....I was walking like a tea pot to try and keep the airflow going to the pits!! For those of you who have had the pleasure of holidaying with me before.....you will remember the amount of time I complain about being too hot, only when not actually tanning though!! The palace was gorgeous, I don't think I have seen such ornate buildings before.
Our evening was fun, we went for our evening meal at the infamous Cabbages and Condoms restaurant!! It's a charity based organisation that set the restaurant up to promote sexual health, attempting to make condoms as easily available as local fruit and veg (hence the name). Fixtures and fittings are made from condoms! There are condom light shades, a condom Christmas tree, condom mannequins! Very funny....and the food was alright too!!
I had seen enough temples, so left the girls to go see the big sleeping Buddha, whilst I spent the time shopping in the air conditioned Siam Centre. I use the word shopping loosely, as it was a little too posh for my budget! But we had planned to see Tron in the cinema there, to which I was very excited! But when we arrived it was only a VIP showing, and the girls decided to go shopping rather than spend the excessive £14 to see the film.....not me though! I paid it, and you get these huge suite like leather chairs, with pillow, blankets and buttons to recline the seat and move your footrest up....loved it!!!!! Oh and the film was great too!
We headed toward Bangkok station at round 9pm for our next overnight train journey, we had again booked too late for the 1st class sleeper, and to late for the 2nd class sleeper!!! They only had seats left!!!! Arrrggghhhhh!!!!!!
Oh well, we took the risk, and it wasn't so bad....except for the group of Irish piss heads we were nestled in between! But they soon fell asleep, and so did we. The journey was fine actually, we got a blanket, the seats reclined, and the lights went out. We were only on the train from 11pm to 6am, so was a breeze!
After 12 hours of travelling our next stop is Koh Tao.....19 days of sun, sea and sand travelling around the Thai islands! Whoop whoop!!!